About this recipe:This recipe sounds and looks posh, but it is deceptively simple and easy to make. This makes an elegant dinner party main or starter for any occasion.
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
6 mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon dark brown soft sugar
1 (500g) pack gnocchi
20 peeled and deveined large prawns
3 tablespoons reduced-fat soured cream
1 teaspoon paprika
1 pinch saffron
salt to taste
2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:25min › Ready in:40min
Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, mushrooms and dark brown soft sugar. Cook and stir until the onion has cooked to a deep brown colour, about 10 minutes. Remove the caramelised onions and set aside.
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to the boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the gnocchi and return to the boil. Cook until the gnocchi floats to the top, about 3 minutes; drain and keep warm.
Place the frying pan over medium-high heat, and stir in the prawns. Cook and stir until the prawns have turned pink on the outside and are no longer translucent in the centre, about 5 minutes. Add the caramelised onions, soured cream, paprika and saffron. Cook and stir until the mixture begins to simmer, then gently fold in the cooked gnocchi, then season to taste with salt.
Pour the gnocchi into a serving dish, and sprinkle with shredded basil and Parmesan cheese to serve.